Family:Thomas Davenport and Mary Pitman (2)

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Marriage? 22 Jul 1639 St. Faith under St. Paul's, London City, Middlesex, England
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References
  1.   Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (1963).

    Name: Thomas Davenport
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Date: 1643
    Death Year: 1685
    Marriage Place: Dorchester / Cambridge?
    Spouse's Name: ?Mary Newman

    DAVENPORT, Thomas (-1685) (?cousin of Christopher GIBSON) & Mary ?NEWMAN (-1691); b.

    1643; Dorochester/Cambridge?
    [Note: (editorial): Torrey should never be used as a source. It is nothing more than a list of sources about a person and makes little judgement about the reliability of those sources. Listing Torrey as a source is leaving most of the job undone - surveying all the sources. The sources given for this entry have been added below, all happening to be available online, and as can be seen, the conclusion is based on 1 secondary sources saying "said to be Mary Newman", while not providing any evidence or giving any indication of who said it, while the 9 others give no maiden name, and several explicitly say unknown. A typical illustration of Torrey's unsuitability as a source, and hardly convincing as a genealogical argument.]

  2.   Ferris, Mary Walton. Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes; and A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Mary Beman (Gates) Dawes. (Milwaukee, WI: Cuneo Press, 1931-1943)
    p. 271.

    [Note: one of the sources cited by Torrey]
    Thomas Davenport married "probably in New England, and certainly before 1643 to MARY whose surname has not yet been learned".

  3.   Torrey, Clarence Almon. "Some Ancestral Lines of Presidence William Howard Taft", in The American Genealogist (TAG). (Donald Lines Jacobus, et.al.)
    Vol. 22, p. 206.

    [Note: one of the sources cited by Torrey]
    "DAVENPORT. Thomas1 m. Mary ----;"

  4.   "Old Dorchester", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    Vol. 5, p. 398.

    [Note: one of the sources cited by Torrey]
    Davenport, Thomas, Sen. ... wf. Mary, d. 4 Oct 1691.
    [i.e., no maiden name given]

  5.   "The Davenport Family, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    Vol. 33, p. 26.

    [Note: one of the sources cited by Torrey]
    Thomas Davenport ... "his wife Mary joining [the church] March 8, 1644. She died Oct. 4, 1691."
    [i.e., no maiden name given]

  6.   "Memoirs" (George Howe Davenport), in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    Vol. 87, p. 67.

    [Note: one of the sources cited by Torrey]
    "He traced his descent from Thomas1 Davenport, who was at Dorchester, Mass. as early, as 1640, was made a freeman 18 May 1642, was constable in 1670 and died 9 November 1685, aged 81 years, through John2, 1664-1725..."
    [i.e., no mention of wife]

  7.   Bowen, Clarence Winthrop; Donald Lines Jacobus; and William Herbert Wood. The History of Woodstock, Connecticut. (Norwood, Massachusetts: Plimpton Press, 1926-1943)
    Vol. 4, p. 449.

    [Note: one of the sources cited by Torrey]
    Thomas Davenport1
    "Of Dorchester, Mass, in 1640, d. Nov. 9, 1685, m. Mary, d. Oct. 4, 1691."
    [i.e., no maiden name given]

  8.   McCormick - Hamilton - Lord - Day ancestral lines. (s.n.], 1957)
    p. 447.

    [Note: one of the sources cited by Torrey]
    "[Samuel Maxfield] married, about 1669, Mary Davenport, ... daughter of Thomas and Mary (---) Davenport."

  9.   Sumner, Edith Bartlett. Ancestry of Edward Wales Blake and Clarissa Matilda Glidden, with ninety allied families. (Los Angeles [California]: E.B. Sumner, 1948)
    p. 84.

    [Note: one of the sources cited by Torrey]
    "Thomas1 Davenport, birth date unknown, died in Dorchester, Mass., on 11-9-1685. His wife Mary, parentage not now known, died there on 10-4-1691."

  10.   Sumner, Edith Bartlett. Ancestry and descendants of James Hensman Coltman and Betsey Tobey. (Los Angeles [California]: E.B. Sumner, 1957 (Los Angeles : American Offset Printers))
    p. 59.

    [Note: one of the sources cited by Torrey]
    "Thomas1 Davenport, birthplace and date not known, died in Dorectester, Mass., on Nov. 9, 1685. His wife Mary, said to be Mary Newman, died there on Oct. 4, 1691."

  11.   Frost, Josephine C. (Josephine C. Mayou Stillman); Louise Mary Blakeney Fisher; Peronne (Zaidee Peronne Blakeney) Whittaker; and Adele Sabin Blakeney Fisher. Ancestors of Benjamin Ferris Blakeney and his wife Stella Peronne Sabin: showing lines of descent from the Belden, Fenner, Greene, Montague, Northup, Seymour, Waldron and Whipple families; also the life of Daniel Whipple Church, written by himself, giving an account of the struggle for independence in Vermont, and of the War of 1812 along the St. Lawrence River. (New York, New York: NYT [New York Times] Microfilming Corporation of America, 19--)
    p. 77.

    [Note: one of the sources cited by Torrey]
    "Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, Mass., first appears there as a member of the church Nov. 20, 1640, his wife Mary, maiden name not known, joining Mch. 8, 1644."

  12.   Chester, Joseph Lemuel, and Joseph Foster (ed.). London marriage licences, 1521-1869. (London: Bernard Quaritch, 1887)
    Page 379.

    DAVENPORT, Thomas, gent. of Little Ilford, Essex, bachelor, 22, and Mary Newman, of same, spinster, 24, - at St. Faith, London. 22 July, 1639. B.
    [Note: All appearances are that Thomas joined the church in 1640 with no sign of a wife, so probably a bachelor. Meanwhile his wife doesn't join until 1644 suggesting their marriage was not long before this. Further, they do not have any children, that are known of, until daughter Sarah is baptized Dec 1643. So this marriage in London before he came to Dorchester, in a place Thomas did not come from, 4 years before he has any known children, does not seem a likely match.]